Re: Engraving/single trigger
Posted by Tom Archer on March 10, 2021, 10:35 am, in reply to "Engraving/single trigger "
Joe, Jim has confirmed that your gun originally shipped as a Grade 4E gun; therefore it is not an upgraded OOE as you'd originally thought. Your original question was how would this upgrade enhance value; and since Jim doesn't assign value estimates and only reports what is recorded within the original ledgers, I'll share my experiences as to how a collector would evaluate your gun (while also avoiding value estimates). Collectors will view a gun with non-matching serial numbers as a parts or composed gun; and the stock replacement would have another negative impact (how much depends on the quality and originality of the work done), so both factors would reduce gun value to a collector. On the plus side the gun is a rare Grade 4 that was factory upgraded with Type II auto-ejectors and a Hunter One-trigger, and the gun seems to have good eye appeal; all these factors will likely enhance it's value to some degree as a shooter provided the gun functions correctly and remains mechanically sound. So the bottom line, given that the value of this gun can't be established by comparison to examples of unaltered original Grade 4E guns, is that the value of this gun is whatever sum someone would be willing to pay for a nicely engraved "shooter". Thanks for sharing, and I hope to see you shooting this gun in the upcoming Challenge. |